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De Burcht

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No this is no Disney

Going back in time.Years for me because this is were I would take my kids to visit the "Castle... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2018
Leiden, The Netherlands
Good view

If you want to look over Leiden, this is the place to do it. A great view of the skyline. A little... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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“easy climb”(3 reviews)
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All reviews nice view small castle easy climb spiral staircase nice place to visit walk up worth the climb middle ages vantage point worth a visit city centre interesting history fort mound wall citadel plaques
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous to pass by if you’re doing a walk through the city centre. Definitely go up the stairs to see the most beautiful view of Leiden!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dominiquej556
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We went there on a Sunday afternoon just to be able to tick this on our listing. The site was not crowded and beside the "burcht" itsef the is not much to see. There is the view over the city. Though apart from that it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ch B
Reviewed 1 January 2019

The Burcht is fairly central so it is not too much of a diversion to go down a couple of very pretty and historic side-streets to visit it. Also free to enter. You'll get a few nice photos (we loved the heraldic animals on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Devon1964
Reviewed 23 December 2018

Going back in time.Years for me because this is were I would take my kids to visit the "Castle", That is how they saw it after a bike ride to the center of town, We would play pretend and we would go back centuries,,,,This high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keeskennedy
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Really good view of the city. Setting is romantic and it is highly recommended to visit it during the sunset or at night so you can truly appreciate the looks

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank georgevin
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

If you want to look over Leiden, this is the place to do it. A great view of the skyline. A little steep on the incline, but manageable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vixen1966
Reviewed 10 November 2018

One of the few high points in Leiden, built in 11th century. Fun to walk up, all the way up on the wall, where you have a beautiful view of the whole city of Leiden. Worth the visit, and you can stop for a drink...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sholm
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Unusual to find a hill in the Netherlands. We climbed up in the cold and wet. You could see a little of the city but there are lots of things blocking your view. There wasn't any information to tell you about it. May as well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amcs1983
Reviewed 15 October 2018

De Burcht is free to visit and the plaques placed around the structure give an interesting history of the place. It also offers lovely views of the city. There are cafes situated at the base of the structure that you would never see if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kengolf12
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Tried it twice and everytime I get sick. It just is no good. The site is nice but the food; forget it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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galit h
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Response from GobboE | Reviewed this property |
It is located right in the middle of the city center, a bit hidden away besides the Public Library. It is a 15-20 minute walk from the central station. You can also take a bus to Breestraat (many busses go there): it is a... More